Stylish Ways to Display Collections
No matter your passion (tiny treasures, oversize artifacts), here are ideas for displaying, organizing, and storing your favorite collections so they gather compliments—not dust.
Expert advice to smooth the way, from San Francisco interior designer Kimberly Ayres and New York City wallpaper master Al Hoxha.
Make Cheeky Art From Sock Monkeys or Other Soft Toys
Paint a bulletin board, including the frame (the bluish tone here is Wedgwood Gray by Benjamin Moore), then use T-pins to suspend the creatures (it won’t hurt a bit), bringing some smiles to an otherwise serious space. A hand vac at close range will keep dust under control. Additional members of the pack can live in a trunk or a suitcase. Throw in some cedar blocks to help protect wool from moths. Oak-framed bulletin board (similar to shown), $112, csnstores.com. Sock-monkey collection courtesy of Janet West.